China, Russia and India have been accused of engaging in “vaccine diplomacy” as they cherry-pick nations to give their COVID-19 vaccines to in order to bolster their influence.
Sky News analysis has found 47 countries, plus the African Union which represents 55 nations, have made or been offered vaccine deals with India, China and Russia.
In 21 countries, their sole vaccine supplies up until 19 February were from Russia, China and India.
In another 16 countries, half or more of the doses agreed are from those three countries, data from science analytics company Airfinity shows.
Most of those vaccines are from China and Russia but some in Africa and Asia are from India.
However, the vast majority of the world’s COVID-19 vaccines are not from Russia, China and India, with just one in 10 doses from them. Their main purpose is to impose their…
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